Enjoy the flavours of fall with these Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones!
Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere!!
Everywhere I turn these days, there is pumpkin this and pumpkin that. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love pumpkin-flavoured anything (I actually consume this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte weekly,) but sometimes companies go way too far – just check out THESE examples and you’ll see what I mean! Who even likes pumpkin spiced Pringles??!!
Pumpkin by itself is actually a really healthy food. It helps to:
- keep your eyesight sharp.
- aid in weight loss because of it’s high fiber content.
- prevent cancer because it contains the antioxidant, beta-carotene.
- recover after a workout because of it’s high potassium levels.
It seems that companies have turned this amazing healthy vegetable into an unhealthy marketing machine. A large Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream at Starbucks comes in at a whopping 420 calories! And a pumpkin scone is no better with 480 calories which includes 43 grams of sugar…that’s over 10 tsp of sugar in one little treat!!!
I’m all about enjoying food, but I’m also all about enjoying healthy food that tastes good and is good for you! That’s why I love creating healthy versions of your favourite foods. And that’s what I’ve done with these Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones.
These scones were exactly what scones should be like – dense, delicious, and healthy!
My three boys actually helped me make them. They added all the ingredients, stirred it together, and rolled them into balls to put onto the baking sheet. Then they sat in front of the oven and watch them bake. But the best part was tasting them after they were done! They got a big 2 thumbs up!
I decided to use coconut milk as the icing on top!! Have you ever tried using cold full-fat coconut milk from a can as a whipped topping? It’s delicious and will fool anyone! Just mix with a little bit of milk to make it thinner and you’ve got yourself a clean eating “icing!”
So the next time you’re craving a pumpkin treat, whip up these Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones! You’ll feel better knowing you’re eating something that’s actually good for you.